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by redmed
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Random/Rant & General Car Talk
Topic: TPMS WHY???
Replies: 57
Views: 52388

Re: TPMS WHY???

In all honesty, I'm not too sure this is a problem with the TPMS more so than the way you handled it. I know warning lights are scary and all, but I don't consider the TPMS warning something that requires immediate attention in a manner to put you in harm's way. After all, if a tire was very low or...
by redmed
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Random/Rant & General Car Talk
Topic: TPMS WHY???
Replies: 57
Views: 52388

TPMS WHY???

I have driven many years without TPMS and can tell when the air pressure is low in one of my tires. I have survived quite well without TPMS. Compared to the many problems TPMS has caused in the few years I have had to put up with it. A recent problem was last week while driving thru a bad part of to...
by redmed
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Kizashi DIY Write-ups & Posts
Topic: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story
Replies: 332
Views: 195777

Re: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story

KuroNekko & Ronzuki I have no problem discussing government's involvement in our lives. In fact it's one of my pet peeves (especially every time I have to unclog my 1.3 liter toilet) I just think we should take the discussion somewhere else. This thread is about TPMS. Others trying to fix a anno...
by redmed
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Kizashi DIY Write-ups & Posts
Topic: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story
Replies: 332
Views: 195777

Re: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story

What I forgot to add to my email interaction with Autel was a important bit of information. Autel said: "The vehicle doesn't support OBD functions, that why you can not read IDs from ECU" Apparently our Kizashi ECU/TPMS/OBD is not as sophisticated as other vehicles. That probably explains ...
by redmed
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Kizashi DIY Write-ups & Posts
Topic: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story
Replies: 332
Views: 195777

Re: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story

I recently went with Autel MX-Sensors for my Kizashi TPMS system that Autel advertises as supporting 90% of North American vehicles. It seems that our Kizashi falls in the 10%. I have not been able to get the Autel MX-Sensors to be accepted by my Kizashi. The following is excerpts from email corresp...
by redmed
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Kizashi DIY Write-ups & Posts
Topic: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story
Replies: 332
Views: 195777

Re: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story

I'm not going to argue with you about dates and specific vehicles. The MPG restrictions caused the car manufactures to start making car like vehicles classified as trucks to get around the restrictions. That is why Ford made the Explorer. As you say it was based on the Ford Ranger (A truck) and was ...
by redmed
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Kizashi DIY Write-ups & Posts
Topic: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story
Replies: 332
Views: 195777

Re: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story

"Personally, the TPMS in my Kizashi has been absolutely flawless." Soon the batteries in your sensors will be dying and you might have a different experience. With reading our experiences here you may be able to avoid. "The TPMS was legislated not for environmental reasons but for aut...
by redmed
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Kizashi DIY Write-ups & Posts
Topic: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story
Replies: 332
Views: 195777

Re: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story

One of the reasons I bought the Autel TS508 was the ability to change the "Tire Type" & "Tire Pressure". I could change the trigger PSI down into the 20's. But so far I can not access the ECU. YET
by redmed
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Kizashi DIY Write-ups & Posts
Topic: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story
Replies: 332
Views: 195777

Re: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story

Hopefully they'll just have a software update for your tool and you will be able to access.... And there lies the problem w/ all of this garbage. Software fixes everything :roll: Gee, where have I heard that one before? How much time and money is constantly being wasted on all of this unnecessary n...
by redmed
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Kizashi DIY Write-ups & Posts
Topic: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story
Replies: 332
Views: 195777

Re: My Dealer-less TPMS Tire Change Story

I got the Autel TS508 TPMS tool and so far it did not solve my flashing TPMS light. It is supposed to read my DTC codes to tell me why I'm getting that flashing light. I ran the "TPMS Diagnose" procedure which involved reading each of the sensors then display the status of each sensor, whi...